Vision diagnostics during pregnancy! Are you getting ready to become a mother? Congratulations! It is a joyful, exciting, and responsible stage of your life. While expecting a child, one has to feel protected and assured that your health is in hands of professionals. It is just as important to see an ophthalmologist during pregnancy as it is to see other specialists because your body is undergoing hormonal changes that affect your vision system.
Eye exam during pregnancy at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic
Eye exam during pregnancy at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic. We have everything for comfortable diagnostics and monitoring of the pregnant women’s visual system. Our state-of-the-art, high-precision diagnostic equipment facilitates non-contact eye exams, including visual acuity, intraocular pressure, internal structures, retina and optic nerve, corneal shape and refracting power, visual fields, etc. Thus, we control all processes and changes occurring in the visual system of the future mother.
The retina, the thinnest inner membrane of the eye responsible for image perception, requires special attention. During natural childbirth, there are changes in pressure, including intraocular pressure. If the woman in labor already has changes in the retina (dystrophies), there can be ruptures and even detachment of the retina during labor. During pregnancy, the ophthalmologist should prevent and rule out the risks to the expectant mother’s vision. Therefore, even if you are sure about your vision, have a full examination of the visual system at weeks 6, 10-14, and 32-36 of pregnancy.
Benefits of retinal enhancement?
What will the delivery be like? This question is on the minds of all expectant mothers. Whether you will give birth naturally or need a cesarean section depends on the state of your visual system, especially the retina. At Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic, prophylactic laser coagulation, a retinal enhancement, is used to treat existing dystrophic changes in the retina and prevent the risk of retinal detachment during the active pushing phase. This procedure is completely safe for both the expectant mother and the baby and is performed until week 35 of pregnancy.
A simple preventive retinal enhancement procedure can save an expectant mother from undergoing a cesarean section.
Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic takes care of your eyesight so you can enjoy the happiness of motherhood to the fullest!